As it happened: Bangladesh all-time record partnership flattens Black Caps in Wellington




New Zealand have sat back and watched as Bangladesh broke all sorts of records on day two of the first Test against Bangladesh.

Shakib Al Hasan made 217 runs, the highest score by a Bangladesh batsman, and also shared a record partnership of 359 runs.

6:33pm: Bangladesh 542/7, 136 overs (Sabbir 10)

WICKET! Wagner gets another!

Mehedi drives at a wide ball from Wagner, he can only get an outside edge that Tim Southee of all people takes in the slips.

That looks like it will also be Stumps. 

6:16pm: Bangladesh 536/6, 132 overs (Sabbir 4, Mehedi 0)

WICKET! Shakib goes! He drags one from Wagner back onto his stumps.

The New Zealand team all rush to shake his hand. 

He departs having made 217, the highest ever Test match score for Bangladesh.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz the next batsman, Bangladesh will surely declare soon to bowl at New Zealand tonight.

6:00pm: Bangladesh 521/5, 128 overs (Shakib 207, Sabbir 0)

Shakib now has the highest score for any Bangladesh batsman in Test cricket.

He tucks Boult away for a single to move to 207, overtaking Tamim Iqbal's 206.

Tamim is on his feet applauding Shakib's milestone outside the Bangladesh changing sheds.

5:50pm: Bangladesh 519/5, 126 overs (Shakib 205, Sabbir 0)

WICKET! At last New Zealand have a wicket! Boult strikes to remove Mushfiqur and break an outstanding partnership.

Boult bowls one down the channel which Mushfiqur has a wild swing at, managing a knick through to Watling.

Mushfiqur departs for 159 from 260 balls, with 23 fours and one six.

The Basin Reserve stands to applaud the Bangladesh skipper as he departs, Sabbir Rahman the new batsman.

5:45pm: Bangladesh 518/4, 125 overs (Shakib 204, Mushfiqur 159)

200 for Shakib! He cuts de Grandhomme behind point to the boundary to bring up his first Test double hundred.

He gets there from 253 balls, what an innings.

The partnership is now worth 357 runs, these two are single handedly taking the game away from New Zealand.

For the record, the highest ever score by a Bangladesh batsman is 206 by Tamim Iqbal.

5:10pm: Bangladesh 484/4, 116 overs (Shakib 179, Mushfiqur 150) 

150 for Mushfiqur! A brilliant knock from the Bangladesh skipper.

He pulls Wagner into the deep for a single to reach the mark from 240 balls.

This partnership is now the highest in the history of Test cricket for Bangladesh, bought up with a six down the ground from Mushfiqur off the bowling of Williamson.

It's now only a matter of "when" not "if" Bangladesh chose to declare.

4:57pm: Bangladesh 467/4, 114 overs (Shakib 173, Mushfiqur 139)

This pair have bought up the 300-run partnership. 

An incredible stand from Shakib and Mushfiqur. 

4:35pm: Bangladesh 435/4, 108 overs (Shakib 152, Mushfiqur 128)

150 for Shakib! He keeps on going, and gets to his highest Test score in the process as well.

He gets there with a sweep off the bowling of Williamson for two runs, he raises the bat to the Wellington crowd applauding him.

The records keep tumbling for the visitors, with this partnership now the highest fifth wicket stand ever scored in New Zealand. 

The stand between Shakib and Mushfiqur currently stands at 275.

4:17pm: Bangladesh 413/4, 104 overs (Shakib 137, Mushfiqur 122)

Wagner strikes after tea! He bowls a short delivery from around the wicket at Shakib, who goes back to pull but only manages to get what looks like his golves to the ball.

Watling takes a low catch after diving full length. Hold on a minute, Shakib is standing around, he doesn't think Watling has taken a fair catch, the third umpire looks at it countless times on the replay.

It's hard to say whether or not the catch is clean, the third umpire gives not out. 

A harsh call against BJ Watling there.

3:44pm: Bangladesh 391/4, 101 overs (Shakib 126, Mushfiqur 112)

Tea: A phenomenal session for Bangladesh.

Both batsmen have moved to their fourth Test centuries and have put together a stand of 231 runs.

New Zealand will need to regroup at the break, or else they risk letting the chance of a Test win slip away before their eyes.

3:24pm: Bangladesh 381/4, 97 overs (Shakib 120, Mushfiqur 109)

Century for Mushfiqur! The Bangladesh skipper reaches three figures too. 

Having looked so good to day, he brings up his ton with a false shot trying to leave Tim Southee outside the off stump.

Shakib is still at the other end with 120, the partnership is now a staggering 

Elsewhere Trent Boult looks to be struggling with an injury, he appeared to tweak his hamstring in his last over, Colin de Grandhomme has replaced him in the bowling attack.

2:49pm Bangladesh: 340/4, 90 overs (Shakib 100, Mushfiqur 88)

Century for Shakib! He gets to the milesstone with a clip off his pads into the leg side.

A brilliant innings he's put Bangladesh into a brilliant position, reaching three figures from 150 balls with 13 fours.

2:40pm: Bangladesh 332/4, 88 overs (Shakib 93, Mushfiqur 87)

Bangladesh continue to build.

New Zealand have used a review up for a caught behind chance from Shakib, however no bat was involved after the left hander had appeared to edge one down the leg side through to Watling.

The partnership between these two batsmen is now 172, Shakib is nearing his century on 93, followed closely by Mushfiqur on 87.

2:05pm: Bangladesh 294/4, 82 overs (Shakib 74, Mushfiqur 70)

New Zealand have taken the new ball after the 80 over mark, however neither Trent Boult or Tim Southee have been able to find any swing straight away.

Shakib and Mushfiqur's partnership sits at 134 runs, for the record the all time record for Bangladesh's fifth wicket against New Zealand is 144 runs.

Shakib has 74 runs, Mushfiqur has 70. 

1:40pm: Bangladesh 269/4, 75 overs (Shakib 66, Mushfiqur 53)

Both sides are back out after the lunch break.

Neil Wagner is set to resume play to the well set Shakib Al Hasan, just 34 runs away from what would be a superb century. 

1:03pm: Bangladesh 269/4, 75 overs (Shakib 66, Mushfiqur 53)


Bangladesh have consolidated after the early loss of Mominul, with their experienced pair of Shakib and Mushfiqur looking comfortable.

Their partnership sits at an unbeaten 109, Shakib with 66 and Mushfiqur with 53.

The Black Caps will need to strike quickly after the break to ensure that Bangladesh's first innings doesn't run away from them.

12.52pm: Bangladesh 259/4, 73 overs (Shakib 59, Mushfiqur 50)

FIFTY! Mushfiqur hits a big four to bring up fifty, Bangladesh now look to be in control on day two of the Test. 

12.35pm: Bangladesh 241/4, 68 overs (Shakib 53, Mushfiqur 39)

FIFTY! Shakib brings up half a ton knocking Tim Southee's final ball of the over straight back past him for a four. 

12.20pm: Bangladesh 219/4, 65 overs (Shakib 39, Mushfiqur 31)

The visitors have established a steady partnership between Shakib and Mushfiqur and you sense the Black Caps bowlers are getting a bit frustrated. 

11.48am: Bangladesh 210/4, 58 overs (Shakib 33, Mushfiqur 28)

NOT OUT! Colin de Grandhomme delivers a wide ball with Jeet Raval fully stretching to make a catch in the slips, but the ball is just out of reach clipping his fingertips and races away for a four. Mushfiqur and Shakib reach a 50 partnership.

11.20am: Bangladesh 185/4, 50 overs (Shakib 25, Mushfiqur 11)

10.43am: Bangladesh 160/4, 43 overs (Shakib 11, Haque 64)

OUT! Tim Southee gets his man bowling a cracking delivery to dismiss Mominul Haque. BJ Watling comes up with the catch after a cheeky bounce catches Haque off guard. 

10.32am: Bangladesh 155/3, 41 overs (Shakib 6, Haque 64)


The weather looks to be a lot better on day two of New Zealand's first Test against Bangladesh in Wellington.

Bangladesh reached 154/3 from just over 40 overs on a shortened first day at the Basin Reserve.

New Zealand's bowler Tim Southee is congratulated on taking a wicket by teammate Henry Nicholls.  New Zealand Blackcaps v Bangladesh, International Cricket, Day 1 of the 1st test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. Thursday, 12 January, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland /

New Zealand's bowler Tim Southee is congratulated on taking a wicket by Black Caps teammate Henry Nicholls.

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New Zealand's bowlers Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner each picked up one wicket apiece.

Wagner believes with better conditions on day two his side's bowling attack can apply more pressure on the visitors' batsmen. 

"We'll come back fighting. We've got to put the ball in the right area. If we do that you never know what we're going to get out of the wicket," said Wagner.

"I think there's still enough in there. If we get two, three quick wickets it all changes real quick."

New Zealand are favourites to win the two-match series and have never lost to Bangladesh.


Black Caps team: Kane Williamson (c), Trent Boult,  Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, RossTaylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling.

Bangladesh squad: Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Imrul Kayes, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mominul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.

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